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Supreme Court halts privatisation of HPCL, BPCL
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16.The Supreme Court today restrained the Union Government from proceeding with the privatisation of two major public sector enterprises — Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., holding ...

TN Govt. to disinvest in production PSUs
CHENNAI, SEPT. 16.A proposal to enact legislation for development of infrastructure with the involvement of the private sector, exiting of State public sector undertakings from manufacturing and revamping of labour laws to provide flexibility are ...
Dialogue is the only way out: Vajpayee
ANKARA, SEPT. 16.The Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, said today that the only way to resolve the Kashmir imbroglio was through dialogue with Pakistan. "But for any dialogue to be meaningful, terrorism must end, and the infrastructure ...
Kasuri not to visit Delhi to invite PM
ISLAMABAD, SEPT. 16. As a sequel to the comments made by the Foreign Secretary, Kanwal Sibal, that there was no need for the Pakistan Foreign Minister, Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri, to visit New Delhi to personally invite the Prime Minister, Atal ...
VHP stand assailed
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16.The Vishwa Hindu Parishad announcement of another round of agitation on the Ram temple issue evoked strong reaction from the Opposition even as the Bharatiya Janata Party indicated that it may not be possible to call a special ...
Top Lashkar militant killed
SRINAGAR, SEPT. 16.A `divisional commander' of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Abu Umar, was killed by the security forces in an encounter in south Kashmir today. Two militants and a jawan were killed and four BSF men were injured in the ...
Held in Dubai
MUMBAI, SEPT. 16.The prime accused in the August 25 twin bomb blasts, Zahid Patni, has been detained by the Dubai police and will soon be deported to the country, police said here today. Patni was allegedly associated with the Gujarat Revenge ...
CBI raid
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16.The Central Bureau of Investigation today conducted searches at the office and houses of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited general manager, R.P.S Pawar, here and in Uttar Pradesh, CBI sources said. CBI sleuths seized assets ...
5 killed in gun-battle
GUWAHATI, SEPT. 16.Five persons, including two Army personnel, were killed in an exchange of fire between the security forces and ULFA militants in Tinsukia district of Assam, official sources said here today. An ambush had been laid at ...
Koijam quits Samata
IMPHAL, SEPT. 16.The former Manipur Chief Minister, Radhabinod Koijam, has resigned from the primary membership of the Samata Party to devote his time to social issues. In a letter, a copy of which was released today to the party president, ...
Hawala operator held
NEW DELHI, SEPT. 16. A hawala operator through whom Rs. 20 lakhs was allegedly passed on to the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant, Noor Mohammad, was arrested in Karol Bagh today. Police raided the office of the accused, Rajendra Prasad, and arrested ...

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